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Dijabringabeeralong Pub

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Published: March 29, 2009
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My first finished illustration from Terry Pratchett's The Last Continent; the town pub in Dijabringabeeralong, Fourecks.

Good grief, this took me ages! There are still a lot of things I'd like to refine or change, but this'll do for now, no worries.

I didn't actually go back and reread this passage before doing this, so I've probably put some incorrect things in there, but I tried to fill it with as much other random Australiana as possible, from my limited knowledge of Australian country pubs (which tells me that folk-singers are mandatory). I liked the book's description of the animals in the pub too, so I tried to include some of the well-known ones, including my favourite, the Tassie Tiger. If you zoom in, the picture of the kangaroo on the ROOBEER poster is grinning evilly at Rincewind. It still doesn't feel as dusty and crowded and hot and smelling-of-beer as I would like, but other than that I'm quite happy with the outcome :)

Comments/criticisms/suggestions welcome! I'm intending to do as many illustrations from the novel as I can get around to, and am interested in everyone's opinion on this type of style - not that they need to be all in this style (which is what I consider my deafult), but some consistency in the look of it would be nice!

Inked in Toonboom (ah, my dearest vector - I will never ink anything in PS again, Hurrah!), and coloured in Photoshop.

Note: Big Picture, but please view full-size if you want to see all the little bits of detail!

Discworld content belongs to Terry Pratchett, art by me.

[EDIT: I buggered up, and originally had this titled 'Bugarup Pub'. In glancing through the chapter again however, to my horror, I realised I had mixed the town names up. SHAME.]
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HeskeK's avatar
I love the way you give shape to the postures and the facial expressions of the figures. Excellent work :)
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Very good work, it's hard for drawings to capture the pictures you form in your mind when you read the story, but this had done it excellently.  I like the militant wombat in the back, that picks a fight with Rincewind later, only to learn that you 'shouldn't bring a knife to a crossbow fight'.
moth2fic's avatar
I love this. Pratchett plus memories of a trip to Oz - and your interpretation captures everything perfectly!
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Prince-SylHobbyist General Artist
"including my favourite, the Tassie Tiger."
mate, they're extinct.
magrat-garlick's avatar
This is amazing. Makes me want to read The Last Continent again.
Kraut007's avatar
Beautifull art. Looks like Rince walked into "The Adventures of Blinky Bill". 
LopeyLope's avatar
Good on Yer! I'm Favoriting this piece because it's Awesome. Good on yer, mate.
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pixelatedtravelerProfessional Digital Artist
Beautifully done! Thank you for contributing so nicely to this series!
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AdelmortHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :)
It made my mood last night) And I surely saw something fantastic in sleep ;)
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YramasStudent Artisan Crafter
Старое, знакомое место.:)
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DareToDream252Student Filmographer
This is AWESOME!!! :O
Fmanchch's avatar
I think that Rincewind And Dongo ( the crocodile) have have a chat that goes something like this?
Rincewind: So what do they call you?
The Crocodile: They call me Crocodile, Crocodile.
Rincewind: oh?, Isn't there any thing else, anybody calls you?
Crocodile: I got a Nickname, Dongo.
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kayananas General Artist
this is glorious!! i love the accurate details, that tricksy kangaroo in the poster, and the spider in the peanuts XD haven't read the book in a while and this takes me right there.

and i'm curious about this toonboom and intend on checking it out myself...
boguslav4's avatar
I mean great artwork (not artowkr :/)
QuantumBranching's avatar
Nice! Looks kinda like an animal version of "Crocodile" Dundee and his gang in back... :)
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brazuntiStudent Writer
Hahahahaha!!!!!!!
Awesome!!!! 8D
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yohunnyStudent General Artist
This is just... too perfect. Love the colors, the playful design of the patrons, the background... but most of all I love that spider on the snack bowl. WONDERFUL.
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starryeyed-nzHobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I love all the details! Rincewind looks very out of place :) Great piece.
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Scyther84Student Traditional Artist
It's funny because I'm Australian, and our pubs do look like that
Woschaebedip's avatar
Very impressive, amusing and well drwan. I simply love this.
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Sparkus-ClarkHobbyist Traditional Artist
"Oh," the dwarf said, tossing his knife behind him, "If that's the game we're playing, then this here's a crossbow."

I know, not the exact quote, but still.

-SC
Fmanchch's avatar
Im pretty sure MAD the dwarf was talking to some animal man that was threatening a drunk rincewind
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